The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the application for the funding in June 2016, pledging to contribute local matching funds for a total of $23.5 million over five years from Mental Health Services Act dollars, tobacco-settlement funds and County General Funds. In June 2017, HCA was awarded additional funding from the State as part of the approval of our Round 2 application. As a result, the County will receive an increased match in federal dollars, with total spending reaching $31,066,860 over the course of the program.
The Whole Person Care Program funds the following:
Expands a community referral network addressing non-medical needs of the population.
Brings in the shelter bed providers as WPC participating entities.
Recuperative care beds, including some specifically targeted to medically fragile individuals in the shelter programs.
Adds homeless outreach and navigation staff to six hospitals and nine community clinics.
Adds additional Behavioral Health Outreach and Engagement staff.
Dedicates resources to find housing opportunities for persons who are also living with mental illness.
Provides peer mentoring services to aid persons living with mental illness to stay in housing once placed.
Includes a public health nurse to review recuperative care admissions.
Provides funding for the bi-directional, electronic sharing of information between the WPC Care Plan and CalOptima's Care Plan.
Provides additional funding for HCA's administrative costs associated with the WPC.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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